Here’s where the majority of AI jobs can be found, as per a Stanford study

Priya Walia

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Although there is significant hype surrounding AI to replace certain jobs, there are also opportunities for employment within the industry. According to the recently published 2023 AI Index Report by Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, venture capital firms and big tech corporations have directed billions of dollars into artificial intelligence technologies.

The funding has subsequently generated close to 800,000 job opportunities in the AI sector within the United States for the year 2022. Besides analyzing investment and employment figures, the report also delves into the ethical and environmental ramifications of AI implementation.

As per the data, California emerged as the leader among all states in Artificial Intelligence-related hiring, with over 142,000 job positions advertised in 2022. Besides analyzing investment and employment figures, the report also delves into ethical and environmental issues in the context of AI implementation. The states with high populations, namely Texas, New York, and Florida, emerged as the top performers in the league tables. Furthermore, based on the hiring data, it appears that some regions that are not commonly recognized as significant tech hubs demonstrated exceptional results relative to their size.

AI-related job postings constitute 1.5% of the total job openings across states. However, the state of Washington, D.C., exhibited a remarkably higher percentage of nearly 3%, which is almost twice the national average. Similarly, states like Delaware and Arkansas showed higher-than-average AI-related job postings at 2.66% and 2.03%, respectively.

According to the report, private industry research far outweighed academic collaboration in AI research. Despite this, the U.S. and China continued to lead in collaborative research, establishing a growing influence since 2010 but decelerating in 2021. Furthermore, the report highlighted that non-academic research from private companies resulted in ten times the number of models produced by researchers in 2022.